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Thinking about buying this to replace my current rosewill.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+850-Watt+TR2+RX+Power+Supply+-+Black/8990559.p?id=1218007088315&skuId=8990559

My sig rig PSU just died (borrowed a friends to test) so I need a new one asap, so buying online isn't really what I am looking to do. All it has to do is power my sig rig, and I know its overkill, but I will be upgrading alot of components in the near future.



From my knowledge this PSU looks decent. Just wanted to know what you guys think of it before I buy it biggrin.gif

Thanks,
Kirus



Oh and I am assuming Quad 12v rails is better than just single, and dual correct? My PSU knowledge is limited...
Edited by Nilareon - 12/24/10 at 5:24pm
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Not only is it extreme overkill (even for two GTX 460s), but if I remember correctly, then I think that this is one of the "bad" Thermaltake units.

Does it have to be from Best Buy? redface.gif
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Dont get a Thermaltake PSU unless its a Toughpower series. The one you said is a bad line of PSU's made with not so reputable companies. Go for something like an Antec True Power power supplies, or Seasonic.
    
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I have this PSU but with single rail @69 amps. I wouldn't say its a bad unit, but I also didn't pay anything close to that price.

Single rail>Quad rail in my opinion.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirus2012;11766111 
Thinking about buying this to replace my current rosewill.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermaltake+-+850-Watt+TR2+RX+Power+Supply+-+Black/8990559.p?id=1218007088315&skuId=8990559

My sig rig PSU just died (borrowed a friends to test) so I need a new one asap, so buying online isn't really what I am looking to do. All it has to do is power my sig rig, and I know its overkill, but I will be upgrading alot of components in the near future.



From my knowledge this PSU looks decent. Just wanted to know what you guys think of it before I buy it biggrin.gif

Thanks,
Kirus



Oh and I am assuming Quad 12v rails is better than just single, and dual correct? My PSU knowledge is limited...
Also, you can become a fairly good PSU expert by seeing this thread (seriously):

http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/715889-psu-articles.html

It will answer basically every question you can possibly come up with.

Opinions are fine, but facts are superior.
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Decided that I was dumb skimping out on a PSU once, and that doing it twice would be twice as dumb. So I will buy online, ill get this guy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022

Should have no problem with this. Thank you Two Cables for pointing out those guides, I read through half of them and skimmed the rest. Some of it was confusing, but atleast I have a reference for future questions.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirus2012;11766939 
Decided that I was dumb skimping out on a PSU once, and that doing it twice would be twice as dumb. So I will buy online, ill get this guy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371022

Should have no problem with this. Thank you Two Cables for pointing out those guides, I read through half of them and skimmed the rest. Some of it was confusing, but atleast I have a reference for future questions.
Oh yeah, some of that stuff is confusing at first. But if you expose yourself to it a few more times, then it'll become much clearer. It's like it just suddenly falls into place.

So, what will this PSU need to be powering? What will you be upgrading?

(of course, that is an EXCELLENT choice there)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;11766963 
Oh yeah, some of that stuff is confusing at first. But if you expose yourself to it a few more times, then it'll become much clearer. It's like it just suddenly falls into place.

So, what will this PSU need to be powering? What will you be upgrading?

(of course, that is an EXCELLENT choice there)

Eventually... an SLI config.. 6gb of ram, t1090, and one ssd.

maybe still overkill but this was the only PSU after i put all my specifications into newegg that had a blue led biggrin.gif




Maybe those guides had it in there, but I must have missed it, COOLING and FANS on the PSU itself... do they really matter?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirus2012;11766998 
Eventually... an SLI config.. 6gb of ram, t1090, and one ssd.

maybe still overkill but this was the only PSU after i put all my specifications into newegg that had a blue led biggrin.gif




Maybe those guides had it in there, but I must have missed it, COOLING and FANS on the PSU itself... do they really matter?
Do you mean you're looking at getting a 2nd GTX 460? I mean, even the TP-650 would be a little bit of overkill for a system with two 460s in it. smile.gif I mean, it's not that it matters THAT much, but still. smile.gif

As for the cooling that a PSU has: it does, but what's nice is that it's not a concern when selecting a good power supply because it is all taken care of by the manufacturer. smile.gif A good PSU (such as the TruePower New series here) has good internal cooling.

So, it's uncommon to modify a PSU's cooling "system" unless perhaps it's desirable to replace the stock fan with a good LED fan.
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Check out Jonny Guru's review of the SeaSonic X650 . It's a fantastic unit, it can easily handle two 460's.
    
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